4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Other Translations of Proverbs 10:4

King James Version

4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

English Standard Version

4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

The Message

4 Sloth makes you poor; diligence brings wealth.

New King James Version

4 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

New Living Translation

4 Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 10:4

Commentary on Proverbs 10:4

(Read Proverbs 10:4)

Those who are fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, are likely to be rich in faith, and rich in good works.